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AYSO Region 42 – Newbury Park, CA

Training

Region 42 Referee Clinics and Training

Adults 18+ yrs old earning Referee Points or Youths 12+ yrs old not earning Ref Points who intend to referee games in the 10U age group must complete Volunteer Requirements and obtain certification as an AYSO referee.

Requirements and Online Course Requirements

All volunteers must complete training and background checks in order to interact with youths in AYSO. The Requirements For All Volunteers will guide you through completing those steps.

Basic ("Regional") Referee  Training

Region 42 will hold two in-person sessions of its Regional Referee training; attendance at only one is required. These in-person sessions require that you complete the Online Regional Referee course prior to attending. Here are the steps:

1. Take the online Regional Referee course.
From the AYSOU website (see Volunteer Requirements page for instructions how to get there), go to the Training Library, then pick Referee, and finally "Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course". Complete all the chapters and take the final exam. The online course can progress at whatever pace works for you. Everyone passes the exam; missed questions prompt review of the relevant material and repeat opportunities to answer the questions.

2. Attend one of the two in-person sessions.
After you pass the final exam for the online course, go to the "Regional Referee - In-Person Companion Course" portion, where you can register for one of the following two sessions:

  • August 20, 2022, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM at Pepper Tree Park near the Snack Shack
  • August 27, 2022, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM at Pepper Tree Park near the Snack Shack

Bring materials for taking notes and dress appropriately for on-the-field practice sessions (sneakers, comfortable clothes, hat, sunscreen, etc.). At the end of the field session, and having completed the On Line Referee course, you will have completed your Regional Referee training and will be certified to referee 10U games.

If you are interested in obtaining training but cannot attend the Region 42 sessions, there are two other ways to get certified as a Regional Referee:

  1. Take the online Regional Referee course, exactly the same as above. For step 2, choose a Basic/Regional referee companion session at any other AYSO location that best fits your schedule.
  2. Complete the Basic/Regional training as an in-person course at any location where it might be offered. In AYSOU, enroll in the "Regional Referee - Full In-Person Course" and look for a class that best fits your schedule. These classes typically will last all day and require completion of a written test.

If for any course you are required to pay a fee, Region 42 will reimburse you. Obtain a receipt and notify any of the referee staff in Region 42. A reimbursement cannot be made without a receipt.

Offside Workshop

Regional referees who wish to be assistant referee at 12U games may do so after attending an additional offside clinic course to be held several weeks after the beginning of the fall season. Please see the Offside Workshop page for more details.

Intermediate/Advanced/National Referee Clinics

An Intermediate badge is required to referee ("center" referee) 12U games, an Advanced badge is required for 14U games, and a National badge is required for 16/18U games. Exceptions are made for those in training for advancement to their next badge level who have taken the appropriate course and have approval from the referee staff.

Region 42 does not offer Intermediate, Advanced, or National referee courses, and they are only offered a few times throughout the year in other regions and areas. Area 10E (the Region 42 home area) plans to offer an Intermediate and Advanced course in August of 2022; details will be provided when available. These course can be taken at any other location where offered including the Kan Aston Referee Camp held in Orange, CA in June. Please check AYSOU for listings. If you take any course outside of Area 10E, V, or W, you may be required to pay a fee (please ask the course instructor) but Region 42 will reimburse the cost.

Unlike the Regional badge, to earn any of higher-level badges passing the course by itself is only the first step. After you pass the test, you will be an Intermediate/Advanced/National candidate, and then you must officiate a number of games at the badge-appropriate level and then pass an observation (for Intermediate) or assessment (two for Advanced, three for National) during an actual game by a certified observer or assessor. Region 42, Area 10E, and Section 10 provide full assistance with obtaining high-level badges including mentoring, paying for course attendance, arranging for assessors and assessment games, etc. If you are interested in furthering your referee training, please contact Bill Seixas, the referee administrator.

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P.O. Box 709 
Newbury Park, California 91319

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